Privacy on the Ground

Privacy on the Ground

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Bamberger, Kenneth A. | Mulligan, Deirdre K. MIT Press, 2015 Audio summary available
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Data breaches and debates regarding privacy, data collection, and security regularly make headlines. Even as people express concern over the government’s methods of data collection, they call on it to more forcefully regulate privacy protection and put new laws “on the books.” However, how privacy is defined and how it is protected varies greatly from country to country. In Privacy on the Ground, Kenneth A. Bamberger and Deirdre K. Mulligan examine both how privacy is legally defined on the books and to what degree it is actually protected “on the ground” in companies’ day-to-day operations. Their extensive research reveals some counterintuitive conclusions about what privacy regulation and practice should look like going forward.